Qantas raise $425 million via 10-year bond issuance

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed October 4, 2016 11:45

Qantas raise $425 million via 10-year bond issuance

Qantas has raised $425 million of long-term debt. The Australian flag carrier raised $250 million of seven-year bonds in the Australian bond market, paying a margin of 2.58 percentage points over the bank rate, or 4.4625%. The airline also raised $175 million issuing a 10-year bond at a margin of 2.90 percentage points at 2.80 percentage points over the bank rate, with a coupon of 4.75%.

Bookrunners were ANZ, Deutsche Bank and HSBC.

These deals mark the turn of Qantas to the bond market after it shed its junk status. Standard & Poor’s upgraded Qantas to BBB-minus in November 2015 while Moody’s lifted the rating in February 2016.

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed October 4, 2016 11:45